More people are urging the father of the abandoned twins who were released last week from a Lagos hospital to forgive his second wife who abandoned the babies and take her back.
And now there’s a promise attached to the plea. A monarch has promised to help the two abandoned babies in the Somolu area of Lagos and their family if the parents would bury their differences.
The top monarch from in Ogun State, who asked not to be identified, urged the Ademolas to come together to take care of the twins, saying it was in their interest.
This is just as the twins’ father, Adeyemi, said he was not opposed to a reconciliation, but wanted his second wife, Sarah, to “learn her lessons” for abandoning the babies who were barely 2 weeks old.
Mr. Adeyemi had told Punch that he had to empty his account to pay a total of N150,000, promising to pay the balance, before his second wife absconded.
He had disowned his wife and said he was not interested in her whereabouts.
After Sarah left the facility, Adeyemi’s first wife, Abimbola, went to Felken to nurse the babies.
After the report hit the newsstand, Nigerians from different parts of the country indicated interest in paying the balance of N150,000.
One non-governmental organisation, which arrived early at the hospital on Thursday, settled the bill, while a Lagos Senator, Gbenga Ashafa, donated N100,000 to the babies.
Now a monarch has assured that he would help the babies if their parents could come together.
He said, “I read the touching report of the abandoned twins like other Nigerians and I decided to settle the bill, but I was told it had been paid.
“But I believe there are other ways of helping the family. What I, however, think is important is that the parents must let go of their differences. Those babies would have been missing their mother and no matter what the woman might have done, she needs to be around them to breastfeed them. There is nobody that can play that role for them, but their mother. I want to urge the man to forgive his wife.”
The husband, Mr Adeyemi confirmed that the monarch had reached out to his family, saying the matter was being considered. He’ll most likely forgive and take back his wife.